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Florida Insurance Commissioner Orders Workers' Compensation Insurance Companies To Refund Millions In Excess Profits
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Contact Info:

Ed Domansky 
850-413-2515                                                  
Edward.Domansky@floir.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty has ordered six workers' compensation insurance companies to return $4.2 million in excessive profits to their policyholders.
 
Workers' compensation insurers are required to return profits in excess of 5 percent as set forth in Section 627.215, Florida Statutes.  The Office performed an evaluation of submitted data that included, among other things, earned premium and incurred losses to determine if the insurers realized an excess profit for the three most recent calendar/accident years reported - 2003, 2004 and 2005.
 
"This is further evidence that the workers' compensation insurance reforms implemented by the Florida Legislature in 2003 are working," said McCarty.  "These policyholders are businesses that will get back some of the premium they've been paying for the past three years."
 
The six companies that have been ordered to return premiums to policyholders are: Alaska National Insurance Co. ($144,488), American Interstate Insurance Co. ($3,027,030), Church Mutual Insurance Co. ($768,259), Harco National Insurance Company ($4,819), Midwest Employers Casualty Co. ($218,337) and Petroleum Casualty Co. ($94,329).
 
The companies have 60 days from the date of the order to return the premiums or provide policy renewal credits.     
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Contact Info:

Ed Domansky 
850-413-2515                                                  
Edward.Domansky@floir.com

About the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has primary responsibility for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance and the monitoring of industry markets. For more information about the Office, please visit www.floir.com or follow us on Twitter @FLOIR_comm.

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